Swimming crab is one of most popular delicacies in Ningbo in autumn, due to its plump and tender meat and unique salty flavor. The dish is best eaten steamed or stir-fried.
Since last week, the population of swimming crab has recuperated during the fishing moratorium. A large number of them have be seen on the market.
In the Zhangbinqiao market, a stall owner told reporters that the crabs are now in sufficient supply and the prices are much cheaper.
The swimming crab weighing about 250 grams sells for 55 yuan to 60 yuan per kilogram, and the one weighing 300 grams to 400 grams sells for 75 yuan per kilogram.
At the Ningbo Aquatic Products Wholesale Market, the owner of Yong Live Seafood Store told reporters that the wholesale price also fell, currently at 25 yuan -40 yuan / catty, similar to the same period last year.
"The price of swimming crab will get cheaper and cheaper. Yesterday it was sold for 80 yuan a pound, and tomorrow it may be 50 yuan," the owner said.
How to pick fat swimming crab in the market?
In summer, male crabs are better than female crabs; in autumn and winter, you'd better choose female crabs. When picking swimming crabs, you can weigh it with your hands.In the case of the same body size, the heavier the better.
When choosing, you can pinch the crab legs with your hands. If the crab legs are plump, it will be a fat crab.
By Jin Lu